New book reveals the benefits of prayer

Darton, Longman & Todd has issued a volume of previously unpublished writings by the late Robert Llewelyn, former chaplain to the shrine of the 14th-century visionary Julian of Norwich.

Illustrator Jules Allen (left) and editor Denise Treissman at the launch of Why Pray? by the late Robert Llewelyn.

Compiled and edited by Reepham-based Denise Treissman, who was a friend of Fr Robert and is now his literary executor, and illustrated by artist Jules Allen, also of Reepham, Why Pray? reveals how prayer is beneficial, not just for everyone, but also for the wider world.
The book outlines his thoughts on silent and contemplative prayer, prayer as praise, use of the Rosary in prayer, praying for ourselves and others, and the fruits of prayer.
About the author
Robert Llewelyn was an Anglican priest, retreat leader, educator, speaker and spiritual director, and for many years chaplain of the Shrine of Lady Julian of Norwich. He wrote ten books on prayer, spirituality, Julian of Norwich and the saints, and was editor of the bestselling Enfolded in Love series. He died in 2008, aged 98.

  • Why Pray? Paperback (178 x 110 mm), 128 pages, ISBN, 978 0 232 53378 1, published in February 2019 by Darton, Longman & Todd, price £6.99. Available in bookshops, or from the publisher or through


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